The DAR Museum Shop is continuing to take and fulfill orders, but customers may experience a delay in shipment due to DAR Headquarters closures related to Coronavirus (COVID-19).
100
Text Size:
Back

Historically African American Leisure Destinations Around Washington, DC

SKU: M10044
$21.99
Description

From the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century, African Americans in the Washington, D.C. area sought leisure destinations where they could relax without the burden of racial oppression. Local picnic parks such as Eureka and Madre's were accessible by streetcars. Black-owned steamboats ferried passengers seeking sun and sand to places like Collingwood Beach, and African American families settled into quiet beach-side communities along the Western Shore of Maryland. Author and public historian Patsy M. Fletcher reveals the history behind Washington's forgotten era of African American leisure.

Paperback. 192 pages. 117 images.